Pennine Care NHS FT
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Oldham Psychological medicine Service-is an innovative service dedicated to supporting people with complex physical health problems including chronic pain, unexplained symptoms and conditions such as diabetes or heart disease or a range of problems which may be directly or indirectly be caused caused by physical health. These may include low mood or problems with day to day life. We need a full time practitioner to work in our multi- disciplinary team supporting people with a range of complex support needs
Main duties of the job
We are an innovative team dedicated to supporting individuals with complex and distressing physical health problems who are accessing healthcare on a frequent basis. These may be complex health needs such as diabetes, heart disease , non-epileptic attack disorder or persistent physical symptoms, including chronic pain and fatigue. Patients often have a range of problems arising directly or indirectly from their physical health including low mood, anxiety or problems with their day to day life. This can be especially difficult where physical and mental health symptoms interact and when no clear cause can be found for physical symptoms.
You will working as part of a multi- disciplinary team with liaison psychiatrists, psychologists and CBT therapists as well as working in the primary care networks in Oldham with social workers, district nurses and staff from the voluntary sector to deliver services that aim to improve the health of Oldham residents
You will have a case load of patients as well as the opportunity to get involved in group work . Regular management and clinical supervision are provided as well as regular reflective practice sessions with the team.
We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.
Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.
All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.
Main Duties and ResponsibilitiesClinical
- Accept referrals via agreed protocols within the service providing appropriate interventions and packages of care.
- Make decisions on suitability of new referrals following assessment, adhering to service protocols, refer unsuitable clients on to other relevant services or back to the referral agent as necessary.
- To deliver interventions for people over 16 experiencing complex comorbid physical and mental health needs.
- To provide when required assistance to clients and other professionals both from within the service and externally.
- Adhere to an agreed activity contract relating to the overall number of client contacts offered, and clinical sessions carried out per week in order to minimise waiting times and ensure treatment delivery remains accessible and convenient.
- To act as a representative of the liaison mental health service into multidisciplinary meetings relating to referrals or clients in treatment, where appropriate, and providing specialist advice and support in relation to colleague interactions with patients.
- Attend regular team meetings to discuss service development and patient allocation and ongoing care.
- Complete all requirements relating to data collection within the service.
- Maintain accurate and coherent records of all clinical activity in line with professional standards and service protocols and to use these records and clinical outcome data in clinical decision making.
- Work closely with other members of the team and with colleagues in primary and secondary care mental health services, ensuring where appropriate access to other interventions to maintain a stepped care approach.
- Prepare and present clinical information for all patients on their caseload to clinical case management supervisors within the service on an agreed and scheduled basis, in order to ensure safe practice and the clinical governance obligations of the worker, supervisor and service are delivered.
- Respond to and implement supervision suggestions by supervisors in clinical practice.
- Engage in and respond to personal development supervision to improve competences and clinical practice.
- To participate in relevant operational groups and to carry out work programme streams as required.
Skills and Abilities
Work Related Circumstance
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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